This isn’t your average pet turtle.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) researchers were examining the traps when they came across a 100-pound male turtle.
FWC says it is collaborating with researchers in Florida and Georgia on the new species discovered in 2014.
According to the researchers, six traps – each measuring four feet in diameter – have been set up in the new river. The New River is a 31-mile long tributary of the Santa Fe River, north of Gainesville.
Along with the 100-pound males, the crew also captured a 46-pound female and a 64-pound man. FWC believes turtles are between 40-80 years old.